Albany bishop says rebuilding trust with Buffalo parishioners important in temp role

Emily DeVito & WNYT Staff
Updated: December 05, 2019 07:22 PM
Created: December 05, 2019 07:18 PM

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger has returned from Buffalo.

As NewsChannel 13 reported on Wednesday, he would run the Roman Catholic Diocese there, as well as the one here in Albany.


He takes on the new role following the resignation of Bishop Richard Malone.

Malone retired, facing widespread criticism over how he handled allegations of clergy sexual misconduct.

Bishop Scharfenberger says he plans to rebuild trust with parishioners.

The Vatican has not given a time frame for when they could appoint someone to permanently take over for Bishop Malone.

Hear Bishop Scharfenberger talk about the environment he's trying to rebuild in his role, by watching the video of Emily De Vito's story.

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